Wednesday morning, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger confirmed 200,000 votes are still outstanding in the state. Raffensperger says the majority of the vote count remaining remains in the fastest-growing counties. He added, the outstanding count is localized within the City of Atlanta and its surrounding counties.
“52 to 54,000 ballots in Dekalb county, 74,000 Fulton county absentees, 43,000 early votes in Fulton county, and 7,000 Forsyth county votes still need to be counted,” Raffensperger confirmed.
The Associated Press has not declared a winner in Georgia’s presidential contest because the race between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is too early to call, with outstanding ballots left to be counted in counties where Biden has performed well.
Raffensperger also said there is no automatic recount law on the books in Georgia. However, a candidate does have the right to request a recount if the margin falls within one-half of one percent (.5%).
DeKalb County officials resumed counting ballots at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
According to a recent statement by the Fulton County Department of External Affairs, “74,000 absentee ballots were tabulated and included in reported results. There are approximately 42,400 to be opened, scanned, and adjudicated today. Approximately 25,000 ballots have been scanned and are awaiting adjudication.”
A new batch of votes has Joe Biden within 90,000 votes of Donald Trump.
This is a breaking story and is being updated.